Monday , January 20 2020

Former PSG boss Emery believes Neymar should return to Spain

‘I think he has to come back’: Former PSG boss Unai Emery, who managed Neymar in France, believes Brazil star should return to Barcelona

  • Unai Emery was in charge at Ligue 1 giants PSG when Neymar joined
  • But he has conceded that the Brazil star should now return to Spain
  • Neymar was linked with a move back to Barcelona last summer but stayed put

Former Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery believes Brazil star Neymar should move back to Spain.

Emery, who was recently sacked by Arsenal, was in charge at the Ligue 1 giants when Neymar joined the club for a world-record fee of £198million from Barcelona in 2017.

But after helping to bring the forward to PSG, Emery has conceded that Neymar should now return to Spain.

Former PSG manager Unai Emery (left) believes Brazil star Neymar should move back to Spain

‘You hear a lot that he will return to Barcelona. I was also a participant in convincing him to come to PSG,’ he said as reported by Mundo Deportivo

‘Now that I am in Spain, I think Neymar has to come back.

‘I think the best teams are in Spain and the best players have to be in the best teams.

Neymar joined the Ligue 1 giants for a world-record fee of £198million from Barcelona in 2017

Neymar joined the Ligue 1 giants for a world-record fee of £198million from Barcelona in 2017

‘What he has to achieve is regularity: he is 27 years old and at the ideal time to be the best player in the world.’ 

Neymar was heavily linked with a move back to Barcelona last summer but a switch failed to materialise.

The forward has scored nine goals and supplied six assists in 12 appearances for PSG this campaign. 

The forward has scored nine goals and supplied six assists in 12 matches for PSG this season

The forward has scored nine goals and supplied six assists in 12 matches for PSG this season